Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 10.04 LTS / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 : sudo vulnerability (USN-1754-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 64969
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Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description

Marco Schoepl discovered that Sudo incorrectly handled time stamp files when the system clock is set to epoch. A local attacker could use this issue to run Sudo commands without a password prompt.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

Solution

Update the affected sudo and / or sudo-ldap packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/1754-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 64969

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1754-1.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/1/2013

Updated: 9/19/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.9

Temporal Score: 5.7

Vector: AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:sudo, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:sudo-ldap, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:-:lts

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/28/2013

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/5/2013

Exploitable With

CANVAS (CANVAS)

Metasploit (Mac OS X Sudo Password Bypass)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-1775

BID: 58203

USN: 1754-1